to be perplexed at the Matt finish adorning some cars now?

(37 Posts)
NotYoMomma Sun 14-Jul-13 12:13:51

ive seen a few matte black cars and now a red one.

the red one was on a car being used to advertise Matt paint for cars... hmm

it didn't seem to be much of an aadvertisement tbh, it looked awful!

if I spend that much on a car, I want it to at least glisten in the sunshine! and if it was an old banger (as the black two were) why spend more money on an even worse paint job?

AIBU or do people actually like it?!

CloudsAndTrees Sun 14-Jul-13 12:15:27

YANBU. It looks weird.

NatashaBee Sun 14-Jul-13 12:23:10

I like the Matt black, can't imagine any other colour working though.

WMittens Sun 14-Jul-13 12:25:26

Different people like different things - I'm underwhelmed.

Was it definitely matt, or satin?

And it may not have been paint, it may have been a vinyl wrap or plastidip.

ifyourehoppyandyouknowit Sun 14-Jul-13 12:29:01

It looks nice in a showroom but gets scratched to shit in about five seconds in reality.

FredFredGeorge Sun 14-Jul-13 12:34:16

YABU it looks good! It's almost enough for me to want to buy a new car, I detest glossy!

Spickle Sun 14-Jul-13 12:36:58

Might be a wrap - some car enthusiasts get their vehicles wrapped to protect the real colour underneath from the usual dinks and scratches!

On another note, we went to France earlier this year and some cars were covered in black velvet stuff!

znaika Sun 14-Jul-13 12:39:51

It looks shit. It's the finish of choice for Moscow wannabe oligarchs- that alone should put you off.

youmeatsix Sun 14-Jul-13 12:58:24

did you see the black VELVET Ferrari 599 in london last week? a step further on than matt paint

NotYoMomma Sun 14-Jul-13 13:00:59

it was def paint because one of tge black ones was scratched to crap at the back and you coukd clearly see the metalic green paint underneath.

it was matte not satin - it was like it had literally sucked all of the joy out of tge world.

like driving behind a black hole

HarrietSchulenberg Sun 14-Jul-13 13:48:56

I think I've seen a black one. I thought it must have been halfway through a paint job and the owner had run out of money - it looked like an undercoat.

colleysmill Sun 14-Jul-13 14:02:56

I have a car that's in a Matt finish. It's been like that since 1978 so I'm not changing now.

TheRealFellatio Sun 14-Jul-13 14:08:48

YANBU. This is a really big craze where I live in the Middle East, and lots of people have more money than sense. The cars live under a permanent thin coating of dust (even with low-paid slaves to wash them daily for you) and they look nice for precisely three minutes after leaving the showroom.

We also do a lovely line in 'custom' two tone spray jobs on Rolls Royces and Aston Martins out here. Tis classy, I tell you. hmm

ComposHat Sun 14-Jul-13 15:21:57

matte black cars have been big with footballers/rappers and anyone else with more money than sense and taste for about 4 or 5 years.

It os known as murdering out the car amd on most cars it makes it look ugly and slab like.

WMittens Sun 14-Jul-13 16:10:06

it was def paint because one of tge black ones was scratched to crap at the back and you coukd clearly see the metalic green paint underneath.

That makes it sound more like wrap or dip to be honest - scratches on painted cars are unlikely to uniformly go through the clearcoat, pigment, then just stop at the previous pigment layer.

It os known as murdering out the car...

That's not limited to matt black though (it could be gloss black, or a mix of matt and gloss), and usually extends to blacking wheels, windows and interior.

We also do a lovely line in 'custom' two tone spray jobs on Rolls Royces and Aston Martins out here. Tis classy, I tell you.

I'm not quite sure what that comment is aiming to say; two tone paint is a factory options on Rolls Royces.

TerribleTantrums Sun 14-Jul-13 18:20:48

YANBU to be perplexed at how people can think it looks good, but YAB a bit U to think the colour of other people's cars is any of your business. (It is ugly though, especially that tiny cross-hatch black, when it's on a massive Range Rover thingy trying to intimidate you by driving up your exhaust pipe.)

WMittens Sun 14-Jul-13 18:25:55

especially that tiny cross-hatch black

You mean carbon fibre?

TerribleTantrums Sun 14-Jul-13 18:32:43

If carbon fibre looks a bit like the safety hatching on metal steps/platforms only very tiny, then, yes, I do mean carbon fibre. Is it important that I know the exact name?

WMittens Sun 14-Jul-13 18:56:21

Not really, but "it's ugly" kind of misses the point (of real carbon fibre, rather than a shitty wrap).

TerribleTantrums Sun 14-Jul-13 19:23:55

Ahh, so if I understood carbon fibre then I would think it's beautiful? Sort of like interpretive dance then? grin

WMittens Sun 14-Jul-13 20:10:55

Elegantly put, yes.

Saw a car with this finish today - in deepest most rural Fife. It was an unusual shade of deep pinky orange, and definitely the only matt paint job around.

quoteunquote Sun 14-Jul-13 21:14:21

I've been painting my landy in matt yellow for about twenty five years now, previous owner did before me.

I'm rather proud I'm a trend setter. grin

ThisWayForCrazy Sun 14-Jul-13 21:16:39

This isn't something new. Cars come as standard in a matt finish and you pay extra for metallic/pearlescent, normally in the region of £500-700.

Tapir I'm also in Fife, and it's not the only one. There's a matt finish camo green VW Golf driving around Dunfermline. hmm

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